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20th Minister’s Conference to Focus on Growing Fishing Industry

Fisheries and Aquaculture

January 4, 2018 9:14 AM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE–-20th Minister’s Conference to Focus on Growing Fishing Industry
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell welcomes harvesters, processors and exporters to the Halifax Convention Centre, Feb. 22-23, to share knowledge and expertise, and hear from experts in supply chain management.

Nova Scotians Invited to Discuss, Provide Input on Sportfishing

Fisheries and Aquaculture

November 2, 2017 9:30 AM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Nova Scotians Invited to Discuss, Provide Input on Sportfishing
NOTE: A list of dates and locations of public meetings follow this release.
Sportfishing enthusiasts will have an opportunity to provide their input on ensuring the recreational activity remains healthy and sustainable in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Highlighted at Seafood Expo Asia

Fisheries and Aquaculture

September 6, 2017 11:46 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE-–Nova Scotia Highlighted at Seafood Expo Asia
Nova Scotia’s fresh, premium quality seafood is in the spotlight this week at one of the world’s largest seafood shows.

Minister Attends Meeting in Whitehorse

Fisheries and Aquaculture

June 28, 2017 1:58 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE–-Minister Attends Meeting in Whitehorse
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell concluded meetings today, June 28, in Whitehorse, Yukon, emphasizing Nova Scotia’s position as Canada’s leading seafood exporter.

Annual Sportfishing Weekend, June 3-4

Fisheries and Aquaculture

May 31, 2017 11:29 AM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Annual Sportfishing Weekend, June 3-4
Residents and non-residents can fish without a general fishing licence during the annual Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend, June 3 to June 4.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Enjoy Sportfishing Season

Fisheries and Aquaculture

April 7, 2017 12:02 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Nova Scotians Encouraged to Enjoy Sportfishing Season
The sportfishing season is now open and Nova Scotians are encouraged to head to one of the province’s waterways to take part.

Update on Shelburne Harbour Aquaculture Site

Fisheries and Aquaculture

March 6, 2017 10:49 AM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Update on Shelburne Harbour Aquaculture Site
Government continues to monitor the situation at an aquaculture site in Shelburne Harbour, that reported damage on Feb. 15, due to a major storm.

Nova Scotia Launches International Seafood Brand

Fisheries and Aquaculture

March 2, 2017 1:04 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Nova Scotia Launches International Seafood Brand
Seafood exporters in the province have a new brand, Nova Scotia Seafood, to promote products in international markets.

Storm Damage to Fish Farm in Shelburne County

Fisheries and Aquaculture

February 24, 2017 1:39 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Storm Damage to Fish Farm in Shelburne County
Government is looking into an incident of damage to an aquaculture site in Shelburne Harbour, Shelburne Co., after a major winter storm earlier this month.

Province Announces Nova Scotia-China Live Lobster Quality Project

Fisheries and Aquaculture

February 15, 2017 10:31 AM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Province Announces Nova Scotia-China Live Lobster Quality Project
A new lobster quality initiative between Nova Scotia and Tmall-Alibaba, an online retail company in China, will set a premium quality standard for exported Nova Scotia lobster.

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Aquaculture Review Board Members Appointed

Fisheries and Aquaculture

February 1, 2017 2:16 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Aquaculture Review Board Members Appointed
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell has appointed the first members of the new independent Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board.

Winter Sportfishing Season Now Open

Fisheries and Aquaculture

January 11, 2017 12:43 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Winter Sportfishing Season Now Open
Nova Scotians are encouraged to gear up and head to one of the province's open waterways to enjoy this winter's sportfishing season.

Aquaculture on a Path for Growth

Fisheries and Aquaculture

October 27, 2016 12:16 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Aquaculture on a Path for Growth
Government is seeing the aquaculture industry respond positively to new regulations brought in a year ago with more than 50 licence renewals processed under the new rules so far.

Project Supports Habitat Restoration for Salmon and Trout

Fisheries and Aquaculture

October 3, 2016 12:09 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Project Supports Habitat Restoration for Salmon and Trout
A project to drop lime on the forest along the West River Sheet Harbour on the Eastern Shore will mitigate the effects of acid rain and support restoration of trout and wild Atlantic salmon habitat.

Nova Scotia Urges Fair Access for Lobster Exports

Fisheries and Aquaculture

September 29, 2016 9:35 AM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE–-Nova Scotia Urges Fair Access for Lobster Exports
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell underlined the importance of fair access to export markets for Nova Scotia lobster to the standing committee on international trade today, Sept. 29, in Halifax.

Government Helps Seafood Processors Promote Employment Growth

Fisheries and Aquaculture

July 12, 2016 10:11 AM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE/LABOUR ADVANCED EDUCATION--Government Helps Seafood Processors Promote Employment Growth
Government is supporting Nova Scotia's seafood processing industry by unveiling educational tools to highlight and promote the industry and encourage employment growth.

Funding Supports Shellfish Farming

Fisheries and Aquaculture

July 11, 2016 9:41 AM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Funding Supports Shellfish Farming
Funding is now available through the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board to start, expand or purchase a shellfish farming business.

New Standards for Aquatic Animal Veterinary Clinics

Fisheries and Aquaculture

June 9, 2016 12:59 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--New Standards for Aquatic Animal Veterinary Clinics
Government is working with the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association to develop standards for certifying aquatic animal clinic facilities.

Advisory Panel on Northern Shrimp Fishery

Fisheries and Aquaculture

June 9, 2016 9:35 AM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Advisory Panel on Northern Shrimp Fishery
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell will present Nova Scotia's position on the Last-In, First-Out policy for the northern shrimp fishery on Friday, June 10, when a federal advisory panel is in Halifax.

Committee Advising on Finfish Traceability Learning About Best Practices

Fisheries and Aquaculture

May 18, 2016 1:04 PM

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Committee Advising on Finfish Traceability Learning About Best Practices
A committee providing government with advice on a practical way to trace escaped finfish, such as trout and salmon, back to their source is learning about best practices at a workshop with experts from Canada, the United States and Norway.

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